Hydroponics Took over Startup Weekend Aswan AgroTech Edition

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here is a list of the winning teams of Startup Weekend Egypt Aswan AgroTech Edition and their prizes:
Startup Weekend Egypt: Aswan AgroTech Edition Winners
1st Place: Mazra3ty مزرعتي
A hydroponic solution for deserts. Team won the following prizes:

  • 10,000 EGP in Cash from MC Egypt
  • 15,000 EGP Acceleration Program Credits from TIEC
  • Free One Month Gold Recruitment Plan from WUZZUF

2nd Place: Mushroom مشروم
Mushroom cultivation using sugar cane remnants. Team won the following prizes:

  • 6,000 EGP in Cash from MC Egypt
  • Free One Month Silver Recruitment Plan from WUZZUF

3nd Place: Sabona Tabi3i صابونة طبيعي
Handmade Soap manufacturing from natural elements. Team won the following prizes:

  • 4,000 EGP in Cash from MC Egypt
  • Free One Month Lite Recruitment Plan from WUZZUF

Stay tuned for updates on the next SWAswan








Join the Beaker Bunch

Have you attended any of Startup Weekend Events? Did you love the challenge, the spirit & the good time? Wanna be a part of the exciting team that brought you that experience? Now it’s your chance to be a Beaker Ninja!

Startup Weekend Alexandria Team "SWAT"
Startup Weekend Alexandria Team “SWAT”

Startup Weekend Egypt is are currently recruiting people for:

  • Sponsorship Outreach Team: Responsible for identifying and securing sponsorship deals for SWAlex 2015 Edition event. Business development experience or similar required.
  • Communications & Social media Team: Dealing with everything from questions to social media management. Marketing & social media experience or similar required “show us your work and results!”.
  • Public Relations & VIP outreach Team: Identifying, and outreaching potential speakers, coaches, and judges. Must already have an excellent network of technologists and innovators in Egypt.

If this is you – apply now! Send your resume and 1 line about why you want to be part of organizing Startup Weekend Egypt – Alexandria 4th Edition to egypt [at] startupweekend [dot] org
Good luck!

We’re currently for people WITH EXPERIENCE (no experience? no worries – we’ll be looking for volunteers as well soon!). Time commitment is 10 hours per week.








And your Third Startup Weekend Cairo Winners are:

Over 150 participants, with 30+ ideas pitched & 16 Teams formed… Thanks to everyone who made this event a great success! Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes:

Voiceless, First Place Winners at Startup Weekend Cairo 2014
Voiceless, First Place Winners at Startup Weekend Cairo 2014

First Place Winner: Voiceless

Voiceless is the post-apocalyptic chat application. Chat application with no internet connection.

  • A 15,000 EGP Value of Acceleration Program from Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center “TIEC”.
  • A 10,000 EGP Co-Working Space Voucher from Penguin Square.

Second Place Winner: Ersemny

Ersemny is  a platform to connect cartoonists and artists with people who want to be drawn or to present a personalized gift.

  • A 15,000 EGP Value of Acceleration Program from Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center “TIEC”.

Third Place Winner & Best Innovative Idea: Drime

Drime is a Time Management gadget that connects to a mobile application that manages your time based on the activity you are doing.

  • A 3 Months mentorship program from Fifth Dimension Agency.

Thank you again & stay tuned for Startup Weekend Egypt updates for our upcoming events!








Startup Weekend Cairo hosting 16 teams during the Weekend

Here are the teams formed & what they are building during this weekend at the Third Startup Weekend Cairo event:

Startup Weekend Cairo 2014

1- Kheir Waqty: Developing a web/mobile platform for micro-volunteering activities, where volunteers can devote their spare time to do some good. It also allows people with disabilities or needs to post their needs and find volunteers to help them with it.

2- Beelvus: Social platform for entrepreneurs, freelancers & investors.

3- iTourism: Using Augmented Reality technology, users can view what is behind the image of a tourist place or even the place itself! For example if a user open iTourism app and the camera saw a Temple,it will be viewed as a 3D model. Videos,Images and text will be viewed also.

4- Taxi share: a mobile application , that allows people to share cabs.

5- 3awez 2arken – عاوز أركن: Ever wished you could book your parking lot in a place before going to a place? Ever found yourself spending 20 minutes just searching for a place to park your car, and wished you could pay money to get out of that situation? Our goal is to help people find a place to park their cars in the busy streets of Egypt. You could either book it from a parking through your mobile, or using peer to peer system to purchase a space from someone leaving and putting his parking space on sale just before leaving.

6- Voiceless: The post-apocalyptic chat application. Chat application with no internet connection.

7- Voyn: voip-based web and mobile app for consultancy. Voyn contacts are professionals, linked their professional LinkedIn profile AND SET THE PRICE PER MINUTE THAT YOU’LL PAY IF YOU CALL THEM ASKING FOR HELP. Callers can search for professionals according to language, area of expertise and price, once you found an online professional you can call her at once or she will get a notification of missed call. Callers can rate professionals after calls and review them. At the end of every month Voyn pays professionals the Money they earned this month using PayPal or Bitcoin.

8- Reuse Art: Marketplace for reused elements like” cans, plastic and glass” , now you can buy and sale trash and have a cash, create your creative art and win more cash.

9- Bubbly: BubblyApp is a life management application which will enhance your attitude and become a trustable virtual friend.

10- Meraya: its all about how we can see ourselves by the others eye? Meraya is a free space where your friends can say what is good or bad about your character without being shamed. they can rank your personal habits from 0-100% and give you an overall review. we hope that looking to your account at “Meraya” will be similar to the look to a “real mirror” ! you will know how really good you are? and what is your current look in your community, you will just listen to the others, you cant change or delete any critics! Meraya will give you continuous statics about what is the most loved/hated about your character, So you can improve to look better!

11- Drime: Time Management gadget that connects to a mobile application that manages your time based on the activity you are doing.

12- ZooMe: A mosaic photo that contains and consists of a lot of mosaic photos, the user can zoom with interactive way to the small mosaics that will be for example flashing to indicate that it’s a mosaic, and then, he can click it to open a new mosaic with a new event and new photos.

13- Noba: web store for the nobian products.

14- Travel Holders: Travel Holders is a website that helps people that wanna buy anything online and bring it to their homeland in a cheaper cost than any other shipping service . the people who carries these packages while coming from abroad will gain some profit.

15- Ersemny: Connect cartoonists and artists with people who want to be drawn or to present a personalized gift.

16- S.O.S: An interactive ios application that helps people in car emergencies in high ways and traveling roads through providing information and helping in contacting the service providers from Hospitals and maintenance centers by sharing to family and friends or even near people to the emergency required.








And your Third Startup Weekend Alexandria Winners are…

Thanks to everyone who made this event a success! Here is a list of the winning teams and their prizes:

SWAlex III Winners

The Third Startup Weekend Alexandria Winners

1st Prize: 7asebMa6ab

An application that discover ma6abat (dumps) from the roads which is a very big problem in Egypt, save your car and stay safe with 7asebMa6ab. Team won the following prizes:

  • Startup Weekend Alexandria 1st Place Trophy.
  • 15,000L.E. Incubation Voucher from Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center “TIEC”.
  • Wamda Membership Card.
  • $500 AWS Credits.

2nd Prize: Fresh Fun
A team to create a social kids environment suitable for kids to keep them entertained and provide a good services for parents to monitor their kids interests. Team won the following prizes:

  • Startup Weekend Alexandria 2nd Place Trophy.
  • 15,000L.E. Incubation Voucher from Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center “TIEC”.
  • Wamda Membership Card.
  • $300 AWS Credits.

3rd Prize: Ossta
Ostta.co is craftsman service directory. It contains data of all craftsman and workers in many different categories like (Carpenter, Plumber, Cooker, Mechanical, … etc). Customer can enter the application through web or mobile. Customer can search, Check In worker, Suggest to a friend, Share through Social Network. Also, Customer can Rate, Add Feedback, Add Worker. Team won the following prizes:

  • Startup Weekend Alexandria 3rd Place Trophy.
  • Wamda Membership Card.
  • $200 AWS Credits.

Best Social Innovation: Do.Care
A new version of social security. home healthcare smart sensors help keep our seniors living in place. Team won the following prizes:

  • 5000L.E in Cash from Misr El Kheir Foundation.

Organizer’s Choice: Air Stick
Air stick is a start up that aims to replace the flash drive with the extra storage you carry around in your mobile device. The importance of this new technology to save you from the risk of loosing data by loosing your portable flash drive which is something we’re all significantly exposed to. The air stick works as a storage portal that allows the transfer of the selected data from your pc to your mobile device securing the data in a device you constantly carry around. Team won the following prizes:

  • Free Access to all SW Events in Egypt for a Year.
  • $100 AWS Credits.

Stay tuned for updates on the next SWAlexandria








Startup Weekend Alexandria hosting 18 teams during the Weekend

Here are the teams formed and what they are building during this weekend at the Third Startup Weekend Alexandria:

Startup Weekend Alexandria III

1- ReviewCloud:
ReviewCloud is a new review system that will have new and different features, it will support a good view of the people reviews about the products to help any new customer to get a good feedback, and in the first time ReviewCloud will link the Company and the Customer to each other in the same system, Company also will get a good review about its product, So it will can depend on this review to enhance its product. So we solved several problems, user and company can get a good feedback about its product, company will enhance its products, So Company will decrease its loses, Customer will be more satisfied.

2- CC For Rent “CPU Cycles For Rent”:
Rend your idle Home PC for Job Owners who wish to distribute their jobs, and are welling to pay money for it.

3- WannaIt:
Wanna It, isn’t just an application, it is a reminder, alarm and a tool at the same time. It enables you to track your own stuff while your daily journey.

4- Ha7mieky:
Our Idea is against Harassment, we introduce complete system consists of two web and mobile applications and volunteers. Based on alerts coming from mobile and web applications we can form a graph and then focus on more needy regions. Our applications also helping on find the safe paths and get help on how to handle any Harassment.

5- Super Winny:
An application helps in reforming body shapes, keeping fit, & healthy in a fun way that respecting full privacy of user’s data.

6- Perfect Gift:
Create wish list a share it with your friends on social networks and always get the perfect gift.

7- Do.Care:
A new version of social security. home healthcare smart sensors help keep our seniors living in place.

8- Air Stick:
Air stick is a start up that aims to replace the flash drive with the extra storage you carry around in your mobile device. The importance of this new technology to save you from the risk of loosing data by loosing your portable flash drive which is something we’re all significantly exposed to. The air stick works as a storage portal that allows the transfer of the selected data from your pc to your mobile device securing the data in a device you constantly carry around.

9- Super Fozdoq:
An Arabic Edutainment I pad Game, the Character of Fozdoq “Pistachio” is a Bright Genius Flash Drive Memory that takes you in a super journey back in time to 1999 when the Flash Drive was created and his struggle to come back to the Future Through a great amazing levels with his worst enemies the Virus who is always trying to stop him all the time from reaching his goal and collect his powerful floppy disk super points!

10- E5tarly Ka3a:
Where you can reserve your wedding hall based on your needs and budget all in one place without going around looking for something that suits you.

11- CoMarketer:
Co Marketer is a large community of fast reached Marketers, We do offer the best Marketing talents in market research, Marketing Intelligence an Innovation.

12- Ostta:
Ostta.com is craftsman service directory. It contains data of all craftsman and workers in many different categories like (Carpenter, Plumber, Cooker, Mechanical, … etc). Customer can enter the application through web or mobile. Customer can search, Check In worker, Suggest to a friend, Share through Social Network. Also, Customer can Rate, Add Feedback, Add Worker.

13- Nasher:
We realized the need for so many talented writers in different fields to publish their articles and to become popular influential writers.on the other hand, we realize the urgent need for news papers, magazine, websites, and publishing houses to find unique articles writes in so many Fields there for we came with the nasher service. Nasher is platform website and mobile application which will connect talented article writers with news paper, magazine , website, and publishing houses.

14- FreshFun:
A team to create a social kids environment suitable for kids to keep them entertained and provide a good services for parents to monitor their kids interests.

15- 7asebMa6ab:
Our application discover ma6abat (dumps) from the roads which are a very big problem in Egypt, save your car and stay safe with 7asebMa6ab.

16- Esh7en:
online courier to delivery cargoes and Purchases from your ESH7EN account you can get full idea about your cargo cost and customs duty and you can manage your shipments instructions ,history , payments , orders all that from one account.

17- Consulto:
It’s a web site provides a health services based on previous patients records.

18- Social School:
A social network that seeks make education more attractive and effective. We connect students, teachers and parents together and provide a unique online learning experience. We provide a platform for students to communicate with their teachers and seek help. This process is monitored by parents and the included schools.








SWAlex III Tickets Availability at The Door

Startup Weekend Alexandria is just around the corner, and unfortunately some of you have missed the chance to register a ticket on both Early Birds & Late Birds. Because we are already over booked, ticket availability at the door will be limited & priced as follows:

  • DeveloperDesigner, & Non-Technical Tickets: $90 USD or £600 EGP.
  • Professional Ticket: $200 USD or £1350 EGP.
  • Demo Night Only Ticket: $125 USD or £850 EGP.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate contacting us at anytime over email alexandria@startupweekend.org








[SW+GDG] Alexandria Bootcamp 2013

Google Developer Group Alexandria (GDG Alexandria) and Startup Weekend Alexandria (SWAlex) are joining forces for the second time to help developers and entrepreneurs become more successful!

We know that during a Startup Weekend event there isn’t a lot of time to learn new things. You come in with the tools you have in your belt, and you do the best you can with those. But sometimes those tools aren’t enough, which is why we’re running this pre-Startup Weekend technical bootcamp.

Bootcamp Agenda:

  • 09:00 AM Registration
  • 09:30 AM IceBreaker
  • 10:00 AM Running WordPress in App Engine – By: Ahmed Abdelhakim.
  • 11:00 AM WordPress in App Engine Lab
  • 12:30 PM Coffee Break
  • 01:00 PM Introduction to Android
  • 02:00 PM Android Lab
  • 03:30 PM Coffee Break
  • 04:00 PM Build your team and lunch your company – By: Mohamed Aglan
  • 05:00 PM How to be Successful at Startup Weekend – By: Hashem Zahran
  • 05:30 PM Networking & Startup Weekend Registration
  • 06:00 PM Closing

About Startup Weekend GDG Bootcamps:
It’s preparation for startup weekend by giving the knowledge/skills about entrepreneur and what do you need to be an entrepreneur, we also concentrate about giving you the soft skills of communication and how is it important to build connections and more soft skills which is beneficial for startup people we have also wanted to make startup competition on a higher level of quality where we increase the user experience skills to make your achievement beyond the demand quality.

The bootcamp will take place on Saturday November 9th, 2013 at Hilton Alexandria Corniche. Register your ticket here.








Startup Weekend Alexandria Hosts City Entrepreneurs For a Crash Course in Creating a Business

During November, Alexandria host its third Startup Weekend, an event bringing together entrepreneurs, designers, developers and startup enthusiasts to participate in 54 hours of taking innovative business ideas from concept to launch. Local CEOs, founders, and startup veterans will be on hand to provide expertise and give talks on their experiences in the fast-paced world of technology startups
“This is going to be a great weekend for the startup community in Alexandria,” said Israa Hanafi, one of the local volunteer organizers. “It’s great to see the experienced guys donate their time and money to help the community grow locally.”

On Thursday night, attendees will take the open mic to pitch their ideas to the group in 60 seconds or less. After groups form, the rest of the weekend will be spent formulating the most popular ideas – typically web and mobile applications – with the help of mentors and seasoned startup entrepreneurs. By Saturday, teams will be ready to present their ideas in front of a panel of judges who will award prizes valued over $10,000 each, including co-working space and memberships in mentorship programs, all of which are targeted to help teams build their startups after the weekend.

Our mission this weekend isn’t limited to just creating local startups. We want to support local business as well,” said event facilitator Hashem Zahran. “Part of the learning experience at Startup Weekend is demonstrating practices that encourage growth and innovation right here at home.

Alongside members from the local tech and entrepreneur communities, Startup Weekend Alexandria will welcome a new kind of participant to the local event: ten students from High Schools in Alexandria.

One particularly exciting part of this weekend’s event is that we are helping ten young students with an interest in entrepreneurship get a valuable learning experience first-hand,” said Hashem. “This is the second time we have welcomed high school students to Startup Weekend Alexandria and we’re very excited to have them at the event.

Around 200 participants are expected to partake over the weekend; additionally, there are limited tickets available to the public for viewing the presentations on Saturday night. Although the focus is local for the Alexandria attendees, Startup Weekend will also sanction events during November in AswanMansouraSohag, and 6 October City.

Startup Weekend Alexandria runs from Thursday, November 21st at 4:00 PM to Saturday, November 23rd at 10:00 PM at Fianque Hall Down Town.

About Startup Weekend Alexandria: Startup Weekend Alexandria is an intense 54-hour event where local entrepreneurs, developers, designers, marketers, product managers, startup enthusiasts and anyone interested in building a business will come together to share ideas, form teams, and launch a startup.

About Startup Weekend: Startup Weekend is a 501c(3)non-profit based in Seattle, Wash. Founded in 2007 in Boulder, Colo., by Andrew Hyde, the organization has been based out of Seattle since 2009 under the direction of Marc Nager. Supported by a grant from the Kauffman Foundation, Startup Weekend has held over 1000 events around the globe, inspiring nearly 100,000 entrepreneurs to take an idea from concept to launch. For more information, visit www.startupweekend.org or follow us on Twitter @startupweekend.








ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية تستضيف رواد أعمال المدينة في دورة مكثفة عن كيفية إنشاء مشاريع تجارية

تستضيف الإسكندرية وللعام الثالث على التوالي فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند حيث يجتمع رواد الأعمال والمصممين والمطورين وعشاق إنشاء المشاريع التجارية للمشاركة في ٥٤ ساعة لتحويل الأفكار التجارية من مرحلة الفكرة إلى مرحلة إطلاق المشروع.

كبار المديرين التنفيذيين ومؤسسي المشاريع التجارية التكنولوچية سيقومون بمد يد العون إلى أصحاب الأفكار عن طريق التدريب المباشر أو من خلال جلسات مجمعة يتحدثون فيها عن تجاربهم وخبراتهم أثناء إنشاء شركاتهم.

قالت إسراء حنفي أحد المنظمين المتطوعين في ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية “هذه ستكون عطلة نهاية أسبوع رائعة لمجتمع المشاريع الناشئة في الإسكندرية” وأضافت “أنه لشئ عظيم أن نرى رواد الأعمال ذو الخبرة الواسعة إعطاء جزء من وقتهم وأموالهم لمساعدة مجتمع ريادة الأعمال المحلي في المدينة”.

أول أيام الفعاليات سيقوم بعض الحضور بعرض أفكارهم أمام كل المتواجدين في ٦٠ ثانية أو أقل. يقومون بعدها بتشكيل مجموعات عمل حول أكثر الأفكار قابلية للتنفيذ وعامة تكون أفكار تطبيقات الأنترنت والمحمول بمساعدة مرشدين ورواد أعمال محنكين. وبحلول آخر أيام الفعاليات تكون الفرق على إستعداد لتقديم أفكارهم أمام لجنة من المحكمين والذين سيقومون بإختيار الفائزين بجوائز تقدر قيمتها ب ١٠ آلاف دولار لكل منهم تتضمن إشتراكات في مساحات عمل مشتركة وعضويات في برامج إرشادية موجهة لمساعدة الفرق الفائزة في إستكمال رحلة عملهم بعد الفعاليات.

وقال هاشم زهران منسق فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند “أن مهمتنا في هذه الفعاليات ليس مقتصرا فقط على مجرد إنشاء شركات ناشئة محلية ولكننا نريد دعم الأعمال التجارية التكنولوچية المحلية في نفس الوقت” وأضاف هاشم “جزء من تجربة التعلم في الفعاليات هي التطبيق العملي المباشر لأفكار من شأنها تشجيع النمو والإبتكار في الوطن”.

جنبا إلي جنب مع رواد التكنولوچيا والأعمال المحليين والمجتمعات التقنية بالمدينة فإن فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية سوف ترجب بنوعا جديدا من المشاركين هذه المرة وهم عشرة طلاب من المدراس الثانوية في الإسكندرية.

جزء هام من فعالياتنا في هذه السنة هو أننا نقدم يد المساعدة لعشرة طلاب من الذين لديهم اهتمام في مجال ريادة الأعمال للحصول على تجربة تعليمية قيمة مباشرة” وأضاف هاشم “هذه هي المرة الثانية التي نرحب بطلاب المدارس الثانوية في فعالياتنا ونحن متحمسون جدا لمشاهدة إسهاماتهم هذا العام”.

ومن المتوقع هذه السنة حضور أكثر من ٢٠٠ مشارك للتنافس داخل فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية. وبالإضافة إلي ذلك فإن هناك عدد محدود من التذاكر مفتوحة للجمهور لحضور العروض التقديمية في آخر أيام الفعاليات.

بالرغم من ان التركيز محلي على مشاركين الإسكندرية، إلا أن فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند ستقام في شهر نوڤمبر أيضا في أسوان، والمنصورة، وسوهاج، ومدينة ٦ أكتوبر.

فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية ستقام في الفترة من ٢١ إلي ٢٣ نوڤمبر بقاعة فيانكو بالداون تاون بمحافظة الإسكندرية.

عن ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية: فعاليات ستارت اب ويكند الإسكندرية هي حد مكثف مدته ٥٤ ساعة يجتمع فيه رواد الأعمال المحليين ومطورين البرامج والمصممين والمسوقين ومديري المنتجات والمتحمسين لإنشاء شركات ناشئة وذلك لتبادل الأفكار وتكوين فرق عمل وإطلاق مشروع ناجح خلال عطلة نهاية أسبوع.

عن ستارت اب ويكند: ستارت اب ويكند هي منظمة غير هادفة للربح مقرها سياتل بالولايات المتحدة بدأت في عام ٢٠٠٧ بواسطة أندرو هايدو في مقاطعة بولدر بولاية كولورادو. ثم في ٢٠٠٩ وتحت إدارة مارك ناجر بتحويل مقرها إلي سياتل. وبدعم من مؤسسة كوفمان وشركات جوجل وكوكاكولا وغيرهم قامت ستارت اب ويكند بتنظيم أكثر من ١٠٠٠ فعالية حول العالم. بحضور يقارب ال ١٠٠ ألف ريادي أعمال.